A QUICK INTRODUCTORY VIDEO FOR NEW DRONE USERS
From the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Flying and operating drones in Ireland is subject to European Union Regulation 2019/947. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) supervises and implements the Regulation in Ireland. The IAA also provides guidance for operating and flying drones in order to ensure public safety. The Regulation allows registered operators and pilots to fly their drones across the EU.
You must register as a drone operator if your drone weighs over 250 grams or if it has a camera or sensor.
You register once in one European State. Your registration will be valid for a period of 5 years, after which you need to renew it. You must affix your Operator ID to all drones that you are operating.
For more information and to register as a drone operator visit The Irish Aviation Authority Site
Do I need to undertake training before registering?
Yes, in general, you need to have training that is proportionate to the category of drone you are going to operate. Remote pilots operating any drone above 250g are required to, at a minimum:
Be familiar with the manufacturer’s manual;
Complete an online training course provided by the IAA at https://iaa.mysrs.ie/auth/sign-in ; and
Successfully complete an online theoretical knowledge examination (provided at the end of the online training) before they can fly the drone. The test consists of 40 multiple choice questions testing your knowledge as a pilot.
A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE RULES FROM THE IAA
PLEASE PILOT DRONES SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY WHEN VISITING MALIN HEAD
Please respect the privacy of the people of Malin Head and drone responsibly. Malin Head is a rural area. Most of the land is used for livestock farming. Low flying drones can cause unnecessary stress and even injury to animals. Please respect all boundaries, local signage and protect livestock. Thank you and enjoy flying your drone safely.